Indonesia: Further information: Lecturer granted presidential amnesty: Saiful Mahdi

Index Number: ASA 21/4893/2021

Saiful Mahdi, a university lecturer who was convicted of defamation for a WhatsApp message, received a presidential amnesty on 13 October 2021. He should never have spent a single day behind bars as he was imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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